Monochrome Monday: Jellies

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One Word Photo Challenge: Chocolate

“Chocolate Chips”

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A Photo a Week Challenge: A Change in the Weather

Spring weather can be quite unpredictable. Before heading up this road to Clingman’s Dome the weather was clear and in the 70s. The unpredictability of spring and the sudden rise in altitude created this beautiful winter scene. Once back down the mountain the sweater came off and I again enjoyed a warm spring day.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

 

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Metal or the Season of Autumn

 

Silver Falls in Autumn

Silver Falls in Autumn

Shades State Park, Indiana

 

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Travel Theme: Misty

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Dubuisson Lake Rest Area, Opelousas Louisiana

 

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One Word Photo Challenge: Black

Baby BLACK Bear

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Monochrome Monday: Curves

Falls Creek Park, Pendleton, Indiana

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Travel Theme: Dry

I always like to post something a little off, different, unexpected but the obvious was screaming in my ear…a dry river bed in the driest place in the US – Death Valley National Park, California. I visited there with my girls in 2005 and it has haunted me ever since. I regret that I didn’t return during my second national park tour. At first glance this place appears devoid of anything of value but a closer look reveals an unexpected beauty.

Death Valley is also the hottest place in the US. The day we were there it was 114° in the shade at 10:00 am. As we went on our way that evening we all said “I’ll never go back”. But before we finished the hour and a half drive to Las Vegas my heart was already longing for a return trip.

There is something very special about the desert, the quiet, peace and solitude is the perfect prescription for our over civilized generation.

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Monochrome Monday: Snowy River

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Travel Theme: Sky

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia

 

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